You’re probably tired of hearing me freak out about it being 2016…so let’s talk about 2015 a little bit. Since it was the year that I started to book blog, my TBR list grew exponentially. And, of course, I didn’t get to all of those books. So here are the ten 2015 releases I meant to read…but didn’t.
Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
I was super excited for this one when it released in November. I loved The Program series by her and was really looking forward to seeing another story by Young. I even pre-ordered it. But alas, November and December were stressful with exams and projects and homework and work. So I didn’t get to it. But it’s still on my shelf, so hopefully soon!
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
I received this one on Netgalley to review and I was super excited about it because I love fairytale retellings. But I also loved The Wrath and the Dawn last year, and I’ve heard they’re kind of similar…I mean they’re both retelling the same story. So I think I was kind of afraid to read them too close to one another and not like A Thousand Nights because of it. But I’m hoping to read it soon and finally send them my promised review.
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
This book sounds awesome and creepy and, oh yeah, awesome. Also just look at the cover. It sucked me in right away. THE CREEPY HAND. You don’t even see it at first, but once you do, you won’t ever not see it. But this book sounds right up my alley…but I didn’t read it. Sooooooon.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
I went and bought this one soon after it was published last summer…but it has just sat on my shelf ever since. It’s another fairytale retelling, but unique because it’s one of the stories that we don’t really know much about. I think the original story is the Handless Maiden, or something like that. But this one is also sitting on my shelf, and I’m hoping to get to it soon.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This one received so much hype last summer and I was so excited that I ordered it right away! But I ordered the UK version because I like the cover so much better. This one is a fairytale…but not a retelling. So a new story that is completely its own thing. And I’m excited.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
THE COVER. It. Is. Beautiful. I bought this one on a whim from a little indie bookstore back home and, like almost all the books on this list, it’s just sitting on my shelf. Waiting for me.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
To be honest, I don’t know much about this book. Only that people have loved it and that it’s beautifully-written. I don’t own it, but I really did want to read it and I definitely still do.
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
I won a Twitter giveaway from the author of this one so I have a signed book and some signed postcards for this one. And the main girl’s name is Johanna…which is my middle name. So basically we’re soul sisters.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I haven’t read any Patrick Ness yet, but people love him so I want to start! And people have told me this isn’t the best of his, but I think it’d be a good place to start. I actually ordered it on Amazon and then one a signed copy just a few days later so I have two copies waiting for me on my shelf.
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
My YA lit professor gave this one to me for free last semester, so I’ve been excited to get into it. It got mixed reviews, but it’s another Cinderella retelling that I’m looking forward to exploring.
Have you read any of these 2015 releases? Should I put them on the top of my TBR? What books in 2015 did you mean to read but didn’t? LET ME KNOW! Also link me with your TTT post!